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Stories From the Raj
by Multiple authors | Literature & Fiction
Registered by Watchcat of -- Not a city (geographical features, etc), New Jersey USA on 5/26/2012
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Journal Entry 1 by Watchcat from -- Not a city (geographical features, etc), New Jersey USA on Saturday, May 26, 2012

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Subtitle: "From Kipling to Independence." Twenty short stories set in British-colonial India, the majority by authors rescued from "undeserved obscurity."

Just could not get into this, despite a variety of writers. I think the problem was that too many of the tales are written in the glacier-paced style of 1890s/early 1900s. But someone else might enjoy, so I will release book in the wild.

(I would, however, like to read Flora Annie Steel's novel of the Mutiny, "On the Face of the Waters," a best-seller when published back in 1896. In his preface to 1982 edition of 'Raj,' Paul Theroux notes Steel's book is "no longer obtainable and is probably unread." Not anymore! I found it on amazon. 

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